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  1. This Tuesday (6th July) is the first meet of the TSSC Hants and Berks Area at a new venue. Our joint meeting with Club Triumph and the Triumph Dolomite Club will be from around 8pm onwards at The Tweseldown, Beacon Hill Road, Church Crookham, Fleet, Hampshire, GU52 8DY The pub also hosts a local all makes Classic car Club on a Wednesday night and the Landlord is very Classic car Friendly
  2. Hi, please see the screenshot below. The owner of this GT6 needs to be contacted otherwise the car is being disposed of, so if anyone knows who owns it please pass this message on so they can respond on the Triumph GT6 facebook group and save their car.
  3. Now that things are opening up again post Covid it’s high time we started up the local group meetings again. However, the pub we used to meet at pre Covid (The Crooked Billet near Hook) is still not opening on Tuesdays and is closing early on other weekdays too. Our meeting is on the first Tuesday of the month and it's a combined meeting with the Club Triumph and the Triumph Dolomite Club. Alan as TSSC AO and myself as Club Triumph local Group Organiser have agreed a move to a new venue and we will formally move there from 6th July. Our local all makes Classic Car Club which I attend also use the Pub on a Wednesday and the Landlord is very classic friendly and very happy to host us. Details are:- The Twesledown Beacon Hill Road Church Crookham, Fleet, Hampshire, GU52 8DY I can recommend the Mexican burgers there too BTW!
  4. I posted about front Timpkin ones for GT6/Vitesse a few months back, Chris Witor was by far the cheapest for them, a quarter of the price of some of the other suppliers, GHB101D for the front inner, GHB102D for the front outer.
  5. Bugger, I've still not got mine that I ordered on Monday! Was it Royal mail that they were sent via?
  6. Post Matt put on Facebook about getting his Herald back on the road a few days ago...
  7. Yes I'm still in touch with Matt, and he is currently looking to drag his Herald out of hibernation so his daughter Ellie can use it..
  8. The original organising team (well from 95 actually) when it was an Essex Area organised event. Matt Hollingsworth (2nd right) who later emigrated to Bedfordshire (and was Herts and Beds AO for a while) was an Essex boy back then and one of the main organisers.
  9. we had club shop attendance in the early days as well Pete, not sure if it was at the first one, but pretty soon afterwards. The club also used to provide TSSC vouchers for raffle prizes right from the outset.
  10. I ordered mine last night, he will get inundated with orders now LOL
  11. yep, both sides, I was really surprised and glad I searched, Genuine Timken bearings from Chris Witor, GHB101 inner = £5.88 ea and GHB102 outer = £4.62. ea Out of the 3 other Triumph suppliers that I could find that actually advertise Timkins in their catalogue one was more then twice the price and 2 were nearly 3 times the price. I also saw the £81 set on ebay, what a rip off merchant! There were a few seperate bearings listed on ebay at a more resonable price but in single listings so would have had to place several orders for a set with different ebay sellers. Also knowing ebay you don't always get genuine stuff, could well be el cheapo bearings in a timkin box whereas I trust Witors to supply what they say they will.
  12. I seem to remember a code of conduct being published by the club that AOs had to follow a few years back, but I was no longer an AO when it came out so didn't really look at it TBH so not sure if that was of any help or not ?
  13. Absolutely Pete, the more GT6s pictures I take at events the less I have to write! The problem is there haven't been events happening this year so I've had to work harder, so the Duxford picnic has been a nice respite for me!
  14. A few pictures from the day uploaded into a facebook album (you can view even without a facebook account) https://www.facebook.com/andy.cook.3910/media_set?set=a.10219663834239981&type=3
  15. Thanks to Pete and the Organising team, a good event as normal and Covid wise with all the precautions taken it was significantly safer than going to Tescos TBH... The Journey home didn't go quite according to plan, I had a front wheel bearing disintegrate on the A1M at Hatfield, luckily I was very close to a junction and limped it into a retail park where I was able to jack it up and remove the wheel, the centre dust cap had several bits of broken up bearing rollers in it so no chance of nipping it up to get home so had the Peter James TSSC insurance recovery which is outsourced to the AA. Nice of them to provide a colour co-ordinated recovery truck 🙂
  16. I'm certainly expecting to be there Pete, Travelodge is booked a few miles down the road. My picnic will probably be chicken tikka, Pastie, Mini Pork Pies, ham/cheese rolls, tomato, Lettuce, cucumber, crisps, fruit, hot water in a flask with tea bags and milk to make tea, cans of drink. I'm expecting to get there early so the food will be munched at regular intervals to get me through the day.
  17. Ive got to come now, just had the shopping delivered for this week and it's included stuff for my picnic,, don't want to have to picnic in my garden so Duxford it is ....
  18. I'll take the BBC weather forecast rather than Pete's no rain from Friday afternoon until Wednesday, so dry all weekend. That'll do for me.
  19. That wouldn't be Nick's TVR last time as he only bought it this month.... I think he wants to show it off and there are not many car show opportunities at the moment...
  20. you dont have to be mad, but it is certainly an advantage
  21. Pete, Are there any restrictions on the age of a classic for entry? An Ex TSSC Essex member who used to have a GT6 (and used to get involved with running the event) , Nick Gorham is planning on attaneding in his TVR Griffith, I'm sure it will be OK (it's 25 years old anyway so I'd certainly class it as a classic!), but thought it was worth checking...
  22. I've done valuations by photos for years, I did have one of my Triumphs valued in person for the first time by Bern at Stratford last year but valuation by photos with some other evidence is just as good TBH and normally my valuation is due for renewal in the winter so who wants to take their car out then, much better to do it remotely even in non covid times. What I normally do is take about 8 photos of the whole car, ie 1/4 on shots of all four corners and side, front and rear profiles, then photos of the interior with the doors open and through the tailgate (it's a GT6), then photos from both sides of the engine bay and the engine bay from above with the bonnet open. If your car is spotless underneath (mine isn't) then I'd also take phots of the underside of the car from behind, back and front. If there has been any work done on the car since the last valuation I include photos of that, ie pictures of bodywork repairs from the body shop, major mechanical repairs, seat retrims etc. No big deal in these days of digital photos to take a myriad of pics TBH and any decent bodyshop or engine rebuilder etc is usually happy to take pics of the work they are doing to your car with their mobile and email it to you during the job nowadays. I also keep a record of everything I spend on the car since the last valuation on a spreadsheet and a scanned copy of all the bills, I do this anyway as I'm a bit anal about keeping records of work done on the car. I scan a copy of the last valuation and MOT cert then put the lot onto a CDR and send it with the new valuation form to HQ. They send it all back with the completed valuation form afterwards. TBH, this is just as thorough as a face to face valuation if done properly.
  23. I've done valuations by photos for years, I did have one of my Triumphs valued in person for the first time by Bern at Stratford last year but valuation by photos with some other evidence is just as good TBH and normally my valuation is due for rebewal in the winter so who wants to take their car out then, much better to do it remotely even in non covid times. What I normally do is take about 8 photos of the whole car, ie 1/4 on shots of all four corners and side, front and rear profiles, then photos of the interior with the doors open and through the tailgate (it's a GT6), then photos from both side of the engine bay and the engine bay from above with the bonnet open. If your car is spotless underneath (mine isn't) then I'd also take phots of the underside of the car from behind, back and front. If there has been any work done on the car since the last valuation I include photos of that, ie pictures of bodywork repairs from the body shop, major mechanical repairs, seat retrims etc. No big deal in these days of digital photos to take a myriad of pics TBH and any decent bodyshop or engine rebuilder etc is usually happy to take pics of the work they are doing to your car with their mobile and email it to you during the job nowadays. I also keep a record of everything spend on the car since the last valuation on a spreadsheet and a scanned copy of all the bills, I do this anyway as I'm a bit anal about keeping records of work done on the car. I scan a copy of the last valuation and MOT cert then put the load the lot onto a CDR and send it with the new valuation for to HQ. They send it all back with the completed valuation form afterwards. TBH, this is just as thorough as a face to face valuation if done properly.
  24. Thanks Pete, Like you, my view is if the IWM say it's OK under the constraints of the risk assessment that you put together then it's definitely OK and meets all the government restrictions. I know from organising the early Duxford events that even in "normal times" the IWM are a stickler for rules and regulations and do things by the book so they will have absolutely considered carefully before giving you the go ahead. I'm certainly still publicising the event with your flyer on our local area facebook page, but then that's titled Club Triumph North Hampshire although it also covers the TSSC Hants and Berks and Hampshire Dolomite Club as we don't have any demarcation between the clubs in our area. Just hoping the government don't bring in any even stricter rules that prevent the event going ahead and fully intend to be there, in fact I've booked a hotel close by so I can get there nice and early.
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